The New Jersey Board of Tree Experts provides a searchable option “Tree Care Services” in New Jersey. The Shade Tree Commission cannot recommend one tree service company over another, but it does recommend that you solicit more than one estimate before hiring a company. You should ask any certified Arborist for the following information:
o Proof of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification and licensing by the Contractors State License Board.
o Proof of New Jersey Tree Care Operator license (LTCO).
o Assurance that the Arborist will be adhering to ANSI A300 Pruning Standards and ANSI Z133 Safety Requirements.
o Assurance that the Arborist will NOT use climbing spurs (hooks and gaffs).
o A Certificate of Insurance that includes liability coverage for property damage as well as workers' compensation insurance for all employees.
o A detailed written estimate.